What is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome?
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is a chronic pain condition. It can occur after an injury, and usually is found in the arm or leg.The pain is often known as a burning feeling. Complex Regional pain syndrome can happen to anyone at any age and Innovative Pain Solutions in Dr. Phillips, FL utilizes a variety of options for treatment options. It is believed that Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is caused by damage to the nervous system. This may happen if the nervous system malfunctions. In most cases, it is triggered by an injury or trauma.
Symptoms of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome are:
- A painful burning feeling in your arm, leg, foot or hand
- Affected skin may be tender to the touch. It can be swollen and very sensitive to hot or cold temperatures.
- Change in skin color. It often turns red, blue, purple, or blotchy.
- Change in skin texture. Skin near the affected area may become thin or shiny.
- Stiffness and pain in the joints
- Muscle pain and weakness
- Loss of mobility in the affected area(s)
Doctors can diagnose Complex Regional Pain Syndrome by running some tests, and asking you about you symptoms and pain levels. If needed, they can order an MRI to examine the affected tissue areas to help them treat you in the best way possible.
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Treatment Options
Innovative Pain Solutions offers some of the best Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Treatment plans for all patients to choose from. Doctors will offer treatment plans based on each patient’s case and make sure they find what works best for them.
Physical therapy: this is used to keep the affected body part moving which increases circulation and promotes healing.
Psychotherapy: people in chronic pain tend to develop mental health disorders. Most common being depression or anxiety. This can heighten pain levels. Psychotherapy helps patients cope with the pain.
Medicine: your doctor may suggest taking a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug.
This can help patients with their pain and moving on with everyday activities. Over the counter suggestions also work in most cases like, ibuprofen, aspirin, advil, motrin, aleve. However, please talk to your doctor before using any of these drugs.
All of these Complex Regional Pain Syndrome treatment plans are useful. Visit Innovative Pain Solutions today to be seen by an experienced pain doctor who can find the right plan for you.
If you need help finding Complex Regional Pain Syndrome treatment plans, contact us 407-284-1993 at Innovative Pain Solutions in Dr. Phillips, FL today and schedule an appointment or visit our website to find out more.